According to Taliban health officials in Jawzjan province of northern Afghanistan, 7,000 people have contracted cholera as a result of the disease’s spread in the province, and 12 more have died as a result.

They passed away before getting to the hospital on Wednesday, July 20, according to Abdul Ghani Samim, the head of the Taliban’s public health department in Jawzjan province.

According to Jawzjan health officials quoted by Bakhtar News Agency on Thursday, cholera disease has spread in the Jangal Arigh village in the Mardyan district of this province.

7,000 cases of cholera have reportedly been confirmed in Jawzjan up to this point, according to the provincial public health officials of which only 2644 people are reportedly being attended to at the moment.

In addition, as the weather warms and floods rise, the cholera disease has spread throughout the southern regions of Afghanistan.

In the three southern provinces of Afghanistan, approximately 5,000 people have contracted cholera, according to official statistics, prompting the health officials to seek aiding organizations’ assistance.

Cholera is an intestinal infection, with the patient experiencing nausea and severe diarrhea, mainly caused by the cholera virus found in contaminated drinking water.

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  • Saqalain Eqbal is an Online Editor for Khaama Press. He is a Law graduate from The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).